Re: [Elecraft_K3] upgraded synthesizers more quiet ?
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Interesting.... But that rating puts it high based on narrow spaced 3rd order IMD. T
hat may be important in some situations. But it also ranks my lowly Flex-1500 higher that an IC-7700 or IC-7800. I can tell you from personal experience, every day in my shack, that while I enjoy all of my different radios, there is no comparison between the Flex-1500 and my IC-7700. Most of the time I run my K3 in tandem with the IC-7700. I like all of my radios. But if push came to shove, I'd probably have to go with the Icom. Tough decision because the K3 is also terrific.
I just state all that to say that there is definitely more to daily operation than the Sherwood rating alone.
I was just notified that my pair of new synths were just shipped from Elecraft. It will be interesting to see if they quiet the K3 down to the level of the IC-7700. Some hams on 40m have stated that the new synths almost completely remove the low level hash from the P3 display. We'll see...
73 de Dave, N7AIG
Dr. David McClain
Tel: (+1) 520-529-2437
On May 15, 2015, at 21:21, Phil Wheeler w7ox@... [Elecraft_K3] <Elecraft_K3@...> wrote: